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. this is the president would brought osama bin laden to justice, who ended the war in iraq and is ending the war in afghanistan. this is the president who ended "don't ask, don't tell" so that although of country, not love of another, determines fitness if service, who made equal pay for equal work the law of the land. >>shepard: republicans responded to all of that saying that president obama's record is one of disappointment and failure. the romney camp put out a quote that seas not a single speaker uttered "americans are better off than they were four years ago." true story. joining us is the communication director for the rnc. so, the fact checkers are out. what did you think 1/2? >>guest: look, you are not surprised i don't think they were right. first of all, the president has created 4.5 million private sector jobs in 29 months. we do not go back to the going of the administration because mitt romney said we should not go back to the going of the administration. this year, for example, the last year of the bush administration, a month in the entire year they created any jobs, at all, so,
questions about iran this morning. concerns that rogue nation may be using air routes over iraq to get arms to syria's dictator who is slaughtering his own people. am bass done john bolton on what's at stake here. >>> plus a dramatic crash landing after a plane loses one of its tires just after takeoff. we'll show you how this one ends. >> the national convention of the democratic party will now come to order!. >> who is mitt romney? the american people know barack obama. >> barack obama will never ignore our troops. he will fight for them. >> when detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved a million jobs. >> for us democrats, obamacare is a badge of honor. >> that was the change we believed in. that was the change we fought for. that was the change president obama delivered. >> that is why he is my choice on november 6th. >> that is what change looks like. >> here is what we're going to say to mitt romney in november. we're going to say know!. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> we need proven leadership. proven judgm
for diplomacy with beijing. [applause] my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq and he will not tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. [applause] while my upon it was -- would spend more money on military hardware that our trade tiffs do not want, i will use the money we're no longer spending on were to pay down our debt and put more people back to work. rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways, because after two wars, at a cost of thousands of lives, it is time to do the nation-building here in home. [applause] >> president obama on the foreign policy. let's return to the floor. >> she was in denver four years ago. now back for this one. did he close the deal tonight? >> i think he absolutely did. absolutely. he laid out his accomplishments, he laid out his plans for the middle class, i absolutely think he did. >> what other speech stood out? >> there have been so many of them. as a woman, i was completely inspired by sandra fluke and sister -- i forgot her name but the nuns on the bus. michelle obama and president clinton were a
the first iraq war veteran to serve in congress. patrick, good morning to you. let's note first of all what mitt romney did say at the american legion. this was a speech he gave on august 26th. he said in part "of course, we are still at war in afghanistan. we still have uniformed men and women in conflict risking their lives just as you once did. how deeply we appreciate their service. we honor them, we respect and love them. that's a 16-second quote out of about a 16-minute speech, but no specifics about policy there. why do you think there's been such a fear or reluctance to get specific? >> because then he has to take a stand, craig, and he refuses to do that. it's like what john kerry said in his speech the other night. mitt romney has to debate himself before he actually debates barack obama in a couple weeks. the quote that you said where mitt romney said i talked in my speech about the things that were unimportant. there's 68,000 sons of american families that are fighting for us in afghanistan. that's not important to mitt romney? i mean, he wants to be commander in chief. not just
was elected, among other movements, by the anti-war movement, because he was opposed to the war in iraq. hillary was for it. i think that is the reason he is president. that was their main difference. hillary clinton was not able to let go of the war in iraq, was not willing to say that perhaps she was wrong in voting for it until the very end when she saw she is going down. but here now, president obama has inherited the war in afghanistan and continued it, and the strong wars are terrorizing populations. i encourage everyone to look at the report. in pakistan, the people are terrorized. i'm talking about the civilian populations. they are afraid to go out, to send their kids to school. who knows who will be hit next? >> let's take another call. this one comes from brian on the line for republicans. critics like question is about -- caller: my question is about jeffrey in malta and the jobs going overseas. i would like your opinion on that. guest: when u.s. jobs are -- caller: my question is about jeffrey imelt and the jobs going overseas. guest: by a bank that is a very big problem wh
. there is $848 billion infant yom war costs assuming that we continue iraq and afghanistan z since we've ended iraq war on george w. bush's schedule and afghanistan in 2014 he then counts those savings. this is $800 billion in interest payments and he call that's a spending cut. no account for $716 billion from medicare he's borrowing from medicare and has to repay. if you look at his budget what he's put there in black and white and ask congress to pass versus g.o.p. house budget president obama calls for a trillion dollars more in spending than is called for in-house republican budget and $300 billion more in taxes so this is increasing the deficit above what republicans have been suggesting we do. yet, tonight went out there and said i'm going to cut this $4 trillion wasn't believable. >> and that is one of the things last week in tampa is this theme if you didn't build it they've been slamming the president for that. tonight we didn't hear that but that was the theme is that everyone sort of worked together as a community and citizen. soy thought he was directly trying to respond to that w
, they were fighting that war alongside a second war in iraq. two of the longest wars in american history fought at the same time, by a population of troops that makes up less than 1% of the american population. think about that. we have put an incredible burden on a proportionately tiny sliver of our population. and they did not get to those wars on their own. they didn't start those wars. the government sent them to do that work, in our name, right? a grateful nation, and all that. well, now americans coming home from those wars have an unemployment rate that is 35% higher than the national rate of unemployment. everybody's having a hard time in this job market, right? but veterans coming home from these wars have been at war. they have been doing things at their job for their deployment that employers may not understand on a resume. kandahar and baghdad don't exactly easily compare to the other addresses that employers are seeing on people's application for work. so the unemployment rate for vets is significantly higher, 35% higher than it is for the rest of the country. but that disad
letterman as well. jury deliberations resume in the retrial of an iraq war veteran charged with killing his roommate. gary smith is accused of killing him at their gaithersburg apartment in 2006. smith was convicted in 2008, but the conviction was overturned. >> and afghan militant says he carried out a suicide attack near kabul air force base. a female suicide bomber rammed a small sedan into a mini bus killing nine people. the minibus was believed to carry foreign aviation workers to the airport. pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi from myanmar is in d.c.. she will meet with secretary of state clinton today and attend an event at the u.s. institute of peace. she will receive the congressional gold medal. she spent nearly two decades under house arrest. will also visit new york, the midwest, and california. >> the man accused of shooting a security guard in downtown washington is expected in court today. the man walked into the conservative lobbying group's building last month and shot the guard in the arm. he said he did not like the group's politics, the family research council. one of
. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and we were mired in iraq, today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race, a debate preview and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign. the architect of his 2008 run. now, white house senior adviser, david plum. finally insights and analysis if our political roundtable, plus the latest from the battleground map. joining us, founder of the faith and freedom coalition, ralph reed. >>> former democratic governor of pennsylvania, ed rendell. >>> anchor of bbc's world news america. and our chief white house correspondent, and political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning, with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign pol
of mass destruction were never found in iraq. good his foreign policy centered on going into iraq and getting rid of those weapons of mass destruction was alive. his administration showed remarkable indifference to the plight of most americans. what happened in new orleans and katrina is a good example. mitt romney and the republicans would like to pretend the and ministration did not happen. taking a five trillion $10-year surplus bequeaths to it by the clinton administration and turning into a a giant new deficit and saying to wall street, do whatever you want. we are not going to look at you. he makes the case against mitt romney. that is one of the most important things. and with that kind of cynicism, the special interests to win everything. the only thing we can get our democracy back is if we understand we have got to be active, and it is not just paying taxes and serving on juries and showing up. we have got to be engaged, mobilize, energized. we have got to demand this work for us as ordinary people, as average working americans who need an economy working for us, not jus
opponent said it was tragic to end the war in iraq. he will not tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have, and i will. [cheers] while my opponent will spend more money on military hardware and that our joint chiefs do not even want, i will use the money we are no longer spending on were to pay down debt and put more people back to work, rebuilding roads, bridges, and schools. after two wars, it is time to do some nation building right here at home. [cheers and applause] you can choose a future where we reduce our deficit, without sticking it to the middle class. independent experts say my plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. last summer i worked with republicans in congress to cut $1 billion of in spending. those of us to believe government can be a force for good should work harder than anybody to reform it so it is leaner, more efficient, and more responsive to the american people. [applause] i want to reform the tax codes so it is simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay more at over $250,000. the same rate we had when bill clinton was
it was tragic to leave iraq, and then he said it was fine. he said we should have intervened in libya sooner. then he ran down a hallway to run away from the reporters who were asking questions. then he said, the intervention was too aggressive. then he said the world was a better place because the intervention succeeded. talk about being for it before you were against it. >> what a difference eight years makes. john kerry, the democratic presidential nominee in 2004, derided by the republicans that year as the for it before he was against it guy who couldn't be trusted to take over foreign policy from george w. bush. amazing as it sounds that republicans ran on foreign policy in the era of george w. bush, they certainly did. but now in the post-george w. bush era, republicans can do no such thing. yes, they are still using the military for a prop. they unveiled their vice presidential nominee by having him literally run out from a battleship as if he had just been in there swabbing the decks or something when they happened to hear his name called, i guess i better get out there. there was n
,000 jobs a month and mired in iraq. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> yesterday in ohio, governor romney also seemed to be in a duel with himself. morning rally he condemned the affordable care act as government invasion. >> he also thinks that the government can do a better job than you in the way you live your life and obama care is point number one. it's the example number one he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, believes the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. >> the very same day, specifically eight hours and 15 minutes later, romney made the case for, wait for it, the president's signature piece of legislation. >> throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record of massachusetts, don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> yes, that was mitt romney making the case for government-sponsored health
iraq all over again. he thinks we should put troops back in there, and that secret video he lamented the fact that we don't still have 20,000 troops in iraq. i mean, look, i think one thing this president -- the american people can be confident of is this president understands how to deal with foreign policy and how to keep america safe. he's taken terrorists off the battlefield, including osama bin laden. he's ended the war in iraq and strengthened our relationships around the world. mitt romney would go back to the cowboy diplomacy that got us into many of the problems the president faced when he came into offense. >> i want to play you poart of mr. romney's speech. take a listen. >> egypt now with the muslim brotherhood president, pakistan high highly tu mu tu with us. >> pakistan, highly tumultuous. >> sounds like he didn't get far into his briefing on pakistan. i mean, of course, pakistan, afghanistan, that area of the world, you know, is an area that the president has focused on. he's taken a number of terrorists off the battlefield. >> tumultuous? it's going to be tumultuous t
entered the iraq war. one of the reasons that al qaeda strengthened during the last decade was our focus in iraq. so we are happy to have this debate and we'll have it obviously -- >> was this an intelligence failure? >> no. this was an event obviously, a complex event. we're only talking about a matter of weeks here. so as information was arrived at, as determinations were made, that was shared with the american people. and i think again the focus needs to be how do we make sure that our facilities and ambassadors and our personnel are secure going forward. and that's what the focus is on. >> as you know, the chairman of the homeland security committee has called for susan rice to resign. >> she's done an excellent job for this country and this administration. >> ben ghazi is so bad that the fbi can't even go in and investigate. what about the fact that there are military operations to find ambassador stephens' killers? what is america doing to change the trajectory in libya? >> well, i'm not going to speak for the fbi, but i think the key thing here, we live in a dangerous world obviou
for a sonoma girl who's father had been serving in iraq and afghanistan for the past 2.5 years. gives you chills. brooke was in the middle of gym class at school yesterday when her father walked right in. brooke says at first she didn't realize it was her dad. >> i just thought you know like oh maybe somebody elses dad or uncle or cousin or brother. and then as he got closer i'm like oh my gosh that is him. i was really just speechless. >> he was welcomed home to sonoma by the patriot guard riders and he will be able to spend the next few days with his daughter and other family members before he returns to his unit. >>> 4:54 is the time. back over to tara covering traffic for us this morning. what is going on? >> not much. that is the good news. roadways are pretty clear. seeing a lot of green arrows on our maps which means folks are moving at post the speeds. and finally at the mccarthur maze you can see traffic flowing well in all directions. no backups at the toll plaza. everything is looking good so far for your friday morning. here is steve. >> thank you. >>> higher clouds. most of t
states. yes we've got gay friends in the red states. there are patriots who oppose the war with iraq and supported the war with iraq. we're one people. all of us pledging allegiance to stars and stripes. all of us defending the united states of america. >> aouncer: meet tom, a proud dad whose online friends all "like" the photos he's posting. oscar likes tom's photos, but he loves the access to tom's personal information. oscar's an identity thief who used tom's personal fo to buy new teeth and a new car, and stuck tom with the $57,000 bill. [tires squeal] now meet carl who works from the coffee shop and uses the free wi-fi. marie works from there too. she's an identity thief who used a small device to grab his wi-fi signal, then stole enough personal information to hijack and drain his bank accounts. every yemillions of americans learn all it may take to devastate your life is a little personal information in the wrong hands. this is identity theft and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection, period. ordinary credit
in the middle east and north africa, as you know. >> the president bragged about ending the war in iraq. people think the united states bailed out. they see us doing nothing in syria and instead doing savage massacres. in the case of libya, we sat on our hands and did very little for 15 months, and the extremist became stronger and stronger. it's is on the freighter during an serious. >> meanwhile, benjamin netanyahu, and barack obama are having a rather public viewed at a time when tensions are rising in the threat by iran seems to be escalating and action by the israeli military seems to be, if benjamin netanyahu is clearly communicated a message, it appears to be clearly near us. >> i have been trying to read this for months and i don't know where it is headed. but i do think the administration bears some responsibility for having the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff start lecturing at the united nations for themselves -- it was almost an indication for netanyahu essay instead of giving us a red light, you could get redline through this. i think this whole discussion should be taking pl
. >> let's see what i have done since i came in office. i said i'd end the war in iraq. i did. i said that we'd go after al-qaeda. they have been decimateed in fatah. that we would go after bin laden. he's gone. so i have executed on my foreign policy. it's one that the american people largely agree with. if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> bret: bill? >> disgraceful statement by the president. if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war he should say so. this is in respect to iran in the question. the president's position on iran is that all options are on the table. that war is threatened. governor romney says i think we're letting iran get too close to nuclear weapons and obama says hey, he wants to get us in a war. trying to have it both ways. if you say your policy is weak. what do you mean? all options are on the table. then he says if you criticize him you are getting us in a war. doesn't the president believe he needs the option to use military force? if someone else suggests that it those be on the you think
. almost 80 million people. it's had a tremendous amount of influence in lebanon, afghanistan and iraq and in some cases, our interests are actually mutual with the united states and iran, so i think it is an important country without -- i think they've had a problem for many, many years with the west. particularly with the united states. where they believe, whether it's true or not, but they believe that the u.s. is out to get them. out to destroy the regime and overthrow the regime. even this recent delisting of the opposition group that was in iraq, claim is another example of the u.s. only interested in changing the regime. we have many, many issues between the u.s. and iran over the 30 years, the nuclear age has gotten to the point now where we have harsh, harsh sanctions hurting the people, the economy, everyone. probably not the regime so much. >> not as tough as they should, at least fm our reporting. if you were really trying to shut things down. >> well, they're not that lenient. i think people find a way to get around. >> leaky. >> sorry. but i think that right now, with th
you hear what happened not once, but twice. >> first, major involvements in iraq where a former vice president is facing a fate similar to saddam hussein for his war crime. we'll be right back.    i thought of something else we need for the baby. what's that? it's a 200 watts per channel dynamically balanced surround sound wireless baby monitor... with a sub wolfer. good idea you should also probably have this fuschia leather diaper clutch. (coughing) "buy it" (in agreement) yea for little diapers. tiny smart vo: from the new to the hard-to-find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. tthis president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ r
. they asked us, would he get us out of this mess at -- in iraq? and did he have the guts to take on the insurance companies and reform health care? conversations like this were taking place all over iowa. iowans know the real bill when you see it. they took the measure of this man. they looked him in the eye and you sent him on to be president of the united states. thank you, iowa, for that. a lot has happened since then, and we still have a long, long way to go, but today we can go back to buffalo center and towns across america and say that in the toughest times, this president delivered for the middle class. he walked into a washington that was paralyzed, after the greatest economic catastrophe since the great depression, he took over. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. he faced two wars. bin laden was at large and so much more. he delivered a recovery act that is one of the reasons we had 29 straight month the private sector job growth. he put four hundred thousand teachers and education workers in our schools and thousands of police officers and firefighters on
policy in dealing with iraq and afghanistan? if you're not satisfied, what do you think president obama and his advisors should consider in the way of changes? dine: i am not satisfied. as a libertarian i seek a world at peace with other nations. i believe, i look to thomas jefferson's quote for inspiration on foreign policy. peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations ending tangling alliances with none. i think america should stop acting a the world's policeman and take care of our orders and secure our country first. i do believe in a strong national defense but the optimism word is defense, not offense. we don't have the machine any to continue the wars. we're wasting over a trillion since 2001 on just on bombs. i think our money could be more wisely spent here at home. >> moderator: todd akin. akin: it is important to have a tore run policy to start with. you have to so have basic principles and guidelines and perspectives where you want to go as a president in terms of foreign policy. that needs to include iraq. it needs to include afghanistan. it needs to include a who
i promised to end the war in iraq and we did. [cheers and applause] i said it's time for us to start winding down the war in afghanistan, and we are. we have got a new tower rising above the new york skyline even as al qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [applause] but what happens this past week underscores that we still have threats in the world. we can't just pull that. we have to stay engaged and involved for our security. we have also got to remain vigilant. that is why as long as i'm commander-in-chief we will always have the strongest military the world has ever known. [applause] we will do what is required to keep our personal safe around the world and when our troops come home, when they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us. because in america, no one should, no one who has fought for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their heads when they come home. [applause] but again here you have got a choice too because my opponent said it was tragic for me to end the war in iraq. he still won't tell
in iraq and i think that really as the first lady was talking about, we have gotten to know him. and i think has demonstrated the character and the leadership that we need. during this difficult time. >> and why is the race tied? well, i mean, the economy is tough. and it's hard times. and so i think that -- but i think everybody should really take advantage of the privilege that we all have living in this country and do research on the things that matter to them. this is going to be a close election and votes will count. and i grew up hearing it's one person, my father would not have been elected president and we know that was a tremendous choice. people should realize that their vote counts and they should really take advantage and get involved. it's fun. >> caroline kennedy you've studied history the daughter of a president someone close to someone your uncle, ted kennedy who ran for president. the republicans have really tried to paint this president as a socialist practically somebody who just wants government to takeover everything. how do you see the right balance today? in this
care, medicare, ending the war in iraq, bringing an end to the war in afghanistan, we need a man with a steady hand in good judgment. folks, the president is going to level the playing field and get the middle class back in the game. [applause] it has already started. because he knows in his gut, and this is not hyperbole, the middle-class is what built this country and what made it great. he knows. and he knows something our opponents either have forgotten or never knew. america is not in decline. [applause] let me say again to our opponents. gentlemen, it is never ever been a good bet to bet against the american people. [applause] i have learned about this guy, which you already know, he only knows one speed, one direction, forward. ladies and gentlemen, speaking of moving forward,, to introduce a friend of mine. a guy for whom i have an enormous amount of respect for his integrity and ability. he also has had to make and has made the tough calls for new hampshire, and new hampshire is much better off because of him. folks, the guy i'm about to introduce has a lot in common wit
for veterans coming home from afghanistan or iraq is transitioning from the warrior like state of mind to one of civilian tranquillity on the domestic front and matching your skills and finding that job. look at the brand new labor department number that came out this morning. national unemployment rate 8.1%. for veterans is substantially higher. 10.9%. that is an iraq warriors serve five years ago loading bombs and missiles. when his tour ended it took him five long months, door closing after door closing to finally landed job managing truckdrivers. the secret of getting hired turned out to be old-fashioned perseverance. >> took me a while. was mainly showing up every day and letting them know i wasn't going anywhere until i got the job. >> iraq and afghanistan war veterans and domestic employers often don't realize the special skills that veterans bring to the workplace. things like adaptability, team work, and mission accomplishment mentality as that understanding becomes more widespread those that do no hiring are offered job fair is targeting veterans. companies like jpmorgan chase, cred
it was wrong to leave too soon. he said it was tragic to leave iraq and then fine. mr. romney here's a little advice. before you debate president obama on foreign policy you better debate yourself. >> my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering. you don't call russia our number one enemy not al qaeda but russia unless you're caught in a cold war era time warp. >>> general, great to see you. watching all of this i'm sure you were probably just as confused as a lot of people, there are donkeys behind these speakers and not elephants. the way so forcefully, some of the speakers came out especially the president, john kerry as well, talking about the democratic position on foreign policy, on afghanistan, on iraq, the death of osama bin laden. do you think it's taken the republicans and put them back on their heels to see democrats come out so strongly. >> it has. i think this is the real end of the post-vietnam alignment of the parties the. for that whole period of 30 or 40 years republicans
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